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Old 01-10-2011, 12:02 PM   #1
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Hello every one, I'm new to the forum. I'd just like to start off by saying I've done some moderate research on LED tv's and have already came to the conclusion that I can not own a television with a glossy screen.

My first question is what are the largest Matte Screen LED/LCD or just regular LCD on the market? I have seen lists but they are outdated, and all of the TV's are under 60 inches.

My criteria is simply a Matte Screen Television 60 inches or above, capable of supporting 1080p. No budget, no preference on internet connectivity.

The one thing I haven't researched or seen, is the actual performance improvement of the LED back lighting. I understand there are different types of LED back lighting, but in general side by side have any of you seen the performance increase over regular cold cathodes? And I don't care about the power consumption/hazardous materials differences. Thank you.
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Check the Sony LED lit LCDs. They seem to have more matte screens than the other top mfg.
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Vizio makes a 55 inch local dimming LED set that has a rare matte screen that those who have bought it seem to like a whole lot -good reviews too ! It's only 55" though and I know of no other larger matte screen LCD or LED set . Perhaps a Mitsubishi Laserview rear projection display if the two must haves are a very large screen size and a matte screen ?

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-t...-34122871.html

http://www.vizio.com/review/product/...ry/28/#ratings


http://www.amazon.com/XVT553SV-55-In...4688417&sr=1-1

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Well thank you for your recommendations.

55 inches just seems too small, I bought a samsung 60" LED just to see what it was like and it's too small for my living room, and the obvious reflections make it terrible to watch. The room has very large windows with no blinds, and a very bright kitchen behind it.

I have been looking at the Laservue tv by Mistubishi, comes in a 75 inch. The only disadvantage so far about buying that TV is I CANNOT find a display model any where near me, it's hard enough to even order one online. I don't know why every one has to play secret squirrel about what kind of screen is on their TV, how is this not a MAJOR factor for other people? I'd buy a mirror if I wanted that much reflection.

One question I have, and I know this is the flat panel section but I don't know where else to put this, is about the Mitsubishi WD-82838. It's an 82 inch DLP, I assume is backlit by LED's. Do these DLP's even compare in clarity with LCD's and Plasmas?
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Well thank you for your recommendations.

55 inches just seems too small, I bought a samsung 60" LED just to see what it was like and it's too small for my living room, and the obvious reflections make it terrible to watch. The room has very large windows with no blinds, and a very bright kitchen behind it.

I have been looking at the Laservue tv by Mistubishi, comes in a 75 inch. The only disadvantage so far about buying that TV is I CANNOT find a display model any where near me, it's hard enough to even order one online. I don't know why every one has to play secret squirrel about what kind of screen is on their TV, how is this not a MAJOR factor for other people? I'd buy a mirror if I wanted that much reflection.

One question I have, and I know this is the flat panel section but I don't know where else to put this, is about the Mitsubishi WD-82838. It's an 82 inch DLP, I assume is backlit by LED's. Do these DLP's even compare in clarity with LCD's and Plasmas?


The other (non Laserview) DLP sets Mitsubishi makes are bulb lit . Samsung made a 67" LED lit DLP , but they quit making all of their DLP sets a few years ago . Mitsubishi just unveiled a 92" DLP at the CES show . The picture on a DLP is softer than a flat panel (not quite as sharp) and any rear projection is more sensitive to viewing angles . If the room is as bright as you say it may overwhelm the set's brightness anyway . I suggest finding some good contemporary blinds - they make blinds for any type of window these days .

http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/04/m...p-155-inch-ol/
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http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-LN60C6...4848947&sr=1-3
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The Samsung C630 series goes from a matte to a glossy screen with their 55 and 60 inch versions . Saw it on cnet (below) and it's also in the second review on the amazon ad .


http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-t...ml#reviewPage1
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The Samsung C630 series goes from a matte to a glossy screen with their 55 and 60 inch versions . Saw it on cnet (below) and it's also in the second review on the amazon ad .


http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-t...ml#reviewPage1
Oops. My bad. Thought they were all the same.
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Well thank you for your recommendations.

55 inches just seems too small, I bought a samsung 60" LED just to see what it was like and it's too small for my living room, and the obvious reflections make it terrible to watch. The room has very large windows with no blinds, and a very bright kitchen behind it.

I have been looking at the Laservue tv by Mistubishi, comes in a 75 inch. The only disadvantage so far about buying that TV is I CANNOT find a display model any where near me, it's hard enough to even order one online. I don't know why every one has to play secret squirrel about what kind of screen is on their TV, how is this not a MAJOR factor for other people? I'd buy a mirror if I wanted that much reflection.

One question I have, and I know this is the flat panel section but I don't know where else to put this, is about the Mitsubishi WD-82838. It's an 82 inch DLP, I assume is backlit by LED's. Do these DLP's even compare in clarity with LCD's and Plasmas?
Mitsubishi is not making TVs like they did 10+ years ago and they have the worse reliability record and IMO should be avoided. They have poor customer service and very unreliable. Just read this thread alone in the RPTV section to get an idea of the poor quality in Mitsubishi TVs compared to before when they use to be excellent:

"Blinking Green Light of Death" - a frequent prob. w/Mitsubishi rear-proj widescreens

Also, DLPs will have issues with bright lights coming in making them look dull and lifeless so the best thing to do would be to adjust your seating closer and get wood blinds for the windows for times when the light needs to be blocked. Or you could try changing the whole room around so the TV is on the same wall as the windows to avoid the light hitting the screen, but then the windows may blind you while watching and you might end up with blinds anyway.

Hope this helps!
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:25 PM   #10
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Default I have Sony KDL40EX710 and it's matte all right

Hello, I bought the Sony before Christmas because it had a matte screen and I don't regret it at all. No reflects whatsoever from any angle. I know there are some issues with flashlighting in the 4 corners but my unit is not much at all affected by it. FL plagues mostly 46 inches. Be aware. But the image is near perfect if you're not looking for hypersaturated colors and eye damaging whites. I was in for natural feeling and depth of field so to speak and I got it.

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